4 Pretty (& Super Simple) Fall Makeup Looks

by Martha Adams

Wind-Kissed Cheeks

Step 1: Create the perfect canvas. Apply a hydrating BB cream. It makes blush (see step 2) easier to blend, says New York City makeup artist Troy Surratt.

Product We Love: L'Oréal Paris Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator, $17.

Step 2: Now, about that blush... Dot a fingerprint of a creamy one on the apple of each cheek directly below pupils. Blend in a big circle.

Product We Love: Smashbox Airbrush Whipped Cheek Color in Berry Bliss, $29

Step 3: Don't make it flawless. If the color looks like makeup, keep rubbing until it's almost transparent. Skip powder—dewy is ideal.

Product We Love: Chantecaille Cheek Crème in Shy, $34

How I Rocked Wind-Kissed Cheeks

Clockwise from top left:

"Besides tapping blush on the apples, I sucked in my cheeks and then blended the color across my cheekbones to make them really stand out. So pretty!" —Megan Segura, DailyMakeover.com

"With a flushed cheek look like this, I think it's all about the blending and layering. I put one layer of the light pink blush on, blended it really well, then did another layer using the rosy blush." —Rachel Hayes, DailyMakeover.com

"This look has my name written all over it. It's natural and easy. It's the 'no makeup, makeup look' that guys like, too! I always say there's nothing sexier than the flush you get after a good workout. This is the best way to mimic that." —Jeannine Morris, BeautySweetSpot.com

The New Smoky

Step 1: Pick up your brown pencil. Outline both lash lines, says NYC makeup artist Willow Mayor. Go for high drama and line inner rims, too.

Product We Love: Tom Ford Eye Defining Pencil in Espresso, $35

Step 2: On to cocoa shadow. Dust over lids up to brow bones. Add a thin line of shadow under lower lashes—that's where the smolder happens.

Product We Love: Clarins Ombre Minérale Eyeshadow in Dark Chocolate, $20

Step 3: The crucial final step. Use a swab to press silver loose powder on inner corners of eyes. And who can leave the house without mascara?

Product We Love: Make Up For Ever Star Powder in Silver #948, $20

How I Rocked the New Smoky

Clockwise from top left:

"Only one shadow to blend? That's an eye look I can master. I lined just the outer two thirds of my lids to make my almond-shaped eyes seem wider." —Jeannine Morris, BeautySweetSpot.com

"I have a young-looking face so I' always a little wary of putting on too much makeup in fear of looking like a four-year-old playing with her mom's vanity. But the smoky eye was actually very compatible with my green eyes." —Shannon Farrell, DailyMakeover.com

"Since we were putting a light, silver shimmer in the inner corners, I added a little extra brown shadow to the outer corners. This really helped emphasize the dark-to-light smokey look . I'd wear it on a night out on the town with the girls!" —Caroline Murray, DailyMakeover.com

Allover Peachy Glow

Step 1: Start with your eyes. Plop a light peach shadow in the center of each lid, then fan it out. You'll go from squinty to wide awake .

Product We Love: Yves Rocher Eyeshadow in Nude Peach, $5.

Step 2: Next up: blush. "Choose one a shade darker than your eyeshadow," Mayor says. Your goal is monocolor, not crazy matchy-matchy.

Product We Love: Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Fresh Melon, $25

Step 3: Lips, lips, lips, too! Any orangy lipstick or gloss will do, but make it hydrating. Dry, cracked peach lips can get corpselike. It's the truth.

Product We Love: Becca Cosmetics Ultimate Colour Gloss in Miami Vice, $24

How I Rocked Allover Peachy Glow

Clockwise from top left:

"I love this monochromatic look—it's so easy and beautiful in the natural light. Seems as though people agree: My Instagram got more than 80 likes in one day!" —Sarah Howard, BeautyBanter.com

"I think everyone looks healthier and happier when they use peach makeup and it's very wearable for day and night. Plus it took me less than five minutes." —Rachel Hayes, DailyMakeover.com

"Love, love, love cream blush . It blended in so nicely, and the color was super flattering. I think this is a great daytime look." —Megan Segura, DailyMakeover.com

Punchy Red Lips

Step 1: Border control . Outline your mouth with red lipliner. The shade is Bozo bright—it needs to be contained or you risk looking like a clown.

Product We Love: Rimmel London 1000 Kisses Stay On Lip Liner Pencil in Red Dynamite, $3

Step 2: You've reached the lipstick portion of the program. Open the tube. Swipe or paint. Feeling fancy? Bust out a lip brush.

Product We Love: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Queen, $15

Step 3: Kiss a tissue. Blot once to remove excess pigment that will otherwise find a home on your front teeth; twice to chill the color, Mayor says.

Product We Love: The twinkly alternative to a blush flush: Yves Saint Laurent Dare to Glow in No. 1 Tempting Gold, $52

How I Rocked Punchy Red Lips

Clockwise from top left:

"I love a bright lip. It makes me feel so sultry, I skipped blotting altogether! But I did smooth on foundation to cancel out my naturally flushed skin tone." —Shannon Farrell, DailyMakeover.com

"The lipstick is fantastic! The pigments are rich so a little goes a long way. I like that it can be used on lips and cheeks, which helps cut down on makeup time." —Sarah Howard, BeautyBanter.com

"I am so super obsessed with this mascara! I can't get enough of it. The brush is designed to help you reach every corner. My lashes looked bigger, longer and more volumous than ever before. It looked even better than false lashes! Possibly the best mascara I've ever owned." —Caroline Murray, DailyMakeover.com

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